Energy Efficient Custom Windows

Window replacement can help your home become more energy efficient, and an experienced window company can assist in selecting the ideal style of window for your specific home needs.

Selecting windows equipped with Low-E glass and double pane construction can help lower energy costs significantly. Other energy-saving features include argon gas fills, low U-factors and visible transmittance (VT) ratings.

Frame Material

Wood frames often offer the greatest visual and economic appeal; metal and aluminum can often cost less, yet provide less energy efficiency benefits than their wooden counterparts. Wooden frames may cost more, yet provide timeless beauty and long-term protection.

Double-hung windows utilize two moving sashes that move up and down for ventilation purposes, typically costing anywhere between $115-$741. Bay and bow windows typically include a picture window in the center with casement or sliding windows on either side that move open or closed as required for airflow, typically costing anywhere between $714 and $5294.

Custom or shaped windows can fit seamlessly into spaces where standard-sized options don’t. Circle and semicircular windows add elegance and serenity to a reading nook, while eyebrow windows draw the eye upward in an attic space.

Glass Panes

When upgrading your windows, always select products from a reliable manufacturer. A reliable company will have an extensive product selection, extensive warranties policies and outstanding customer experiences; in addition to offering background-checked installers who will install them quickly and efficiently.

If you want to save money, opt for double-pane windows with Low-E glass coatings, which provide superior insulation qualities and some companies even add argon gas between panes for extra energy efficiency. Insert windows are another cost-cutting alternative that fit easily into structurally sound existing frames and are much less labor-intensive – perfect for homeowners without budget to replace all their windows altogether.

Argon Gas

Argon gas is an inert, colorless and tasteless gas used between double or triple pane insulating windows to improve their performance and energy efficiency. Denser than air, Argon acts to reduce heat transfer, making windows more effective insulators over time and thus cutting home heating and cooling costs over time.

Energy-efficient windows such as this can also help to minimize frost build-up in winter and enhance both views and comfort levels. They work best with double-pane insulated windows spaced at least 1/2 inch apart.

As opposed to many other gases, argon is non-flammable and safe for home use. As an inert gas, argon does not interact with oxygen or chemicals in your environment and will not dissolve metals either liquid or solid form.

Energy Star Rating

Change out inefficient or damaged windows for more energy-efficient ones can reduce energy bills while limiting air infiltration into HVAC systems and alleviate stress on them. Look for Lexington window replacement companies offering comprehensive product selections with comprehensive warranty policies at cost-effective pricing.

Energy Star certification ensures your window meets stringent energy efficiency guidelines set forth by the U.S. government, offering several energy-saving features like low U-factors and VT ratings to reduce heating and cooling costs as well as dense argon gas fills that enhance insulation.

Ask window installers about their experience installing various residential window styles, such as casement windows. These outswinging windows allow ventilation from any angle while providing a clean modern appearance. Window companies carry various single and double hung options; ask them which would best fit into the style and climate of your home.

New Construction Window Installation

Investing in new windows could prove worthwhile for any aging home’s windows as doing so could generate significant returns on investment. Old windows may increase energy bills and put unnecessary strain on HVAC systems while allowing heat or cool air from entering or escaping through them, potentially increasing energy bills as a result.

Lexington window installation companies can assist in selecting energy-efficient windows for your home, while providing professional installers who have proven track records installing energy-saving units that reduce costs.

Triple-pane windows may be a more cost-effective choice when it comes to insulation. Filling the space between glass panes with argon gas further improves their effectiveness as does selecting windows with low U-factors and high Visible Transmittance ratings; additionally look out for ones featuring Low-E coatings which help minimize solar heat gain while blocking harmful UV rays.